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the day's news and the week's top stories egypt's new constitution and no look set to pass most voters seemingly back the draft in a referendum preceded by weeks of this protest. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun and gun lobby logic which has incensed to millions of americans calling for tougher controls as a country pays its final tribute to the infants and teaches killed in last week's shooting massacre. in moscow and moves a step closer to banning americans were adopting russian children response to
washington stopping sanctions on russian officials. and wiki leaks but there's some new yet revelations in the son's promises more than a million secret files when even the government untouched. weekly news if you want to carry johnston good to have you with us today. gyptian zz have had their say in the historic vote on their new constitution that's reveal the deep divisions within the country and sparked violent protests the majority appear to said yes to the islamist drafted document but the opposition claims the referendum was riddled with fraud and is demanding an inquiry with his cairo based journalist bel true. the preliminary results are in for egypt's contentious
constitutional referendum egypt appears to voted for the constitution sixty four percent say yes. thirty six percent have said no this comes after mass to send in the streets across the country with a cast three weeks against this constitution opposition forces say force the presidential dictatorship and was drafted by an islamist dominated assembly of the twenty seven governors that went to vote in the last week only three voted against the constitution. this in the last round is largely due to the fact that in the last seventeen governments they went to vote a large amount of them are rural governorates who with large muslim brotherhood supports places their opposition forces for their part to say that the reason it is a yes is because of electoral violations they say they've seen a number of instances a possible vote rigging including missing judges unsupervised polling stations
missing ballot papers stuff the ballot boxes and also campaigning by the mr brotherhood groups also ultra conservative salafist groups with in the polling stations telling people to vote yes the biggest news of the day however is the resignation of the vice president mohamed mickey this is largely seen to be perhaps because in the draft constitution as it currently stands there is no post for the vice president this comes in the background of deepening violence across the country on friday we saw clashes between rival protest groups islamist rallies in egypt second city of alexandria in support of the constitution there was rock throwing and also burning of cars the police had to intervene with tear gas that comes just one week after similar clashes and xandra and of course three weeks after very bloody scenes here in the capital cairo we saw ten people die when ropes
. for outside the presidential palace with a deepening political crisis in neither side backing down now the constitution is likely to be put in place we can only expect dissent on the street and possible violence across the country but he talked to one of us can darren gyptian journalist and blogger who voted against the draft constitution he explained why the document is bad for the country but was passed nevertheless i did vote myself and i voted no for the constitution and i think that this is not about the constitution but about the legitimacy of the muslim brotherhood and the direction the situation itself is very flawed it takes away more freedoms it gives police powers to detain people for more than twelve or twelve hours and cement the military role in egypt something unprecedented in all of egypt's constitutions
the numbers so far in the past results have indicated that this constitutional the amount of voting irregularities confirm that the regime is determined as well to. leave egypt is just one of the countries engulfed by the arab spring where many have been left unhappy about how their revolution panned out later we report on the men and women across the. entire nations during the uprisings and now say they've been left behind. it's heartbreaking week of farewells in newtown connecticut where all twenty children and six adults have been laid to rest after one of the worst mass shootings in american history the massacre reignited this debate on gun laws whose critics say make it too easy for the public to access military grade weapons there's a guy in a chicken now on whether america is ready to change its treasured second amendment
. a week after the tragedy at the elementary school in newtown president obama made the same pledge as when he became president four years ago to try and get assault weapons off the streets of the u.s. it's a pledge he has failed to deliver on this is not the first issue the first incident already gun violence of your four years. where if you but the administration indicates this time it's different this time they're serious it will take commitment and compromise and most of all it will take coach shooting to school and it's a school and it's an important part of our hearing the debate taking place at the moment suggests a national consensus on the issue is far down the line and the dialogue between those who support and those who oppose such a ban comes down to this with guns come safety if the guns are in the hands of the good guys if you not believe the stupid man and the powerful special interest group in washington the national rifle association has successfully fought any form of
gun control legislation for years and the solution they offer to the epidemic of gun violence that has plagued the us is more guns. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. constitutional lawyer roger pilon things along the same lines and suggest arming teachers to prevent massacres like the one in newtown connecticut you're always going to have people who are going to be doing these kinds of evil deeds what you need to do is protect yourself against the weapons in schools and you go to a movie theater you have to carry a gun because there will be there maybe someone with a semiautomatic you know wiping out the entire theater as we have seen is that what you're suggesting. where do you put it provide going to flee like that
what i'm suggesting people movie theater yes because the police cannot be everywhere there are almost three hundred million privately owned firearms in the us around ten thousand americans die in gun violence every year as is almost twenty times higher than in the next twenty two richest and most populous nations combined. we have three hundred million guns in america but also the population of three hundred million people so it's one gun per person and it's more guns are actually the solution to deterring shootings of any time it would have this problem in the first place the gun adam lanza use to kill twenty young children and six adults of the sandy hook elementary school was an a r fifteen semiautomatic rifle it's a military style rifle that can shoot hundreds of rounds at a record speed in the last two adams mother who he also murdered nancy lanza
a teacher at the same elementary school owned six guns numerous types of assault weapons are readily available for purchase in the us at gun stores at gun shows and online after the newtown tragedy many americans are calling for change again. make it inherently make it worse. because you can't create previous meaningful attempts to change a wall and that wall is the second amendment of the constitution the right of the people to bear arms skeptics say the most can do is require background checks at gun shows but again adam lanza's mother a teacher at an elementary school would have probably passed any of those checks and her military rifle would have ended up in the hands of her son anyway that constitutional lawyer i spoke to seemed very certain that nothing major is going to change when it comes to. america does that mean more massacres like the tragedy in newtown in washington i'm going to. tell us what you think can be done to
reduce the number of gun deaths in the u.s. your views. thirty five percent of you think the media should be full begin should say from overhyping message so if you are saying nothing can be done while the second amendment is in place if the respondents. knew. well ten percent propose increasing security in public places you can have your say by heading to. there's been a series of tit for tat moves between moscow and washington this week including a ban in progress to stop americans adopting russian children which was approved by
russia's house of parliament thousands of americans responded by asking the white house to consider imposing sanctions on russian lawmakers russian band which is also within the country it's part of why don't they just nation and to target those who abuse their rights in russian so it was sparked by washington imposing travel and financial restrictions on russian officials suspected of involvement in the death of. he died in custody during a massive tax fraud investigation three years ago but president putin says the u.s. should look at its only record before criticizing others for human rights violations. our us are partners and their lawmakers say they are concerned about human rights in our prisons and that's fine of course but there are plenty of issues they have themselves abu ghraib and guantanamo where for years people have been detained without charge it's inconceivable prisoners walk around
in chains like in the middle ages legalized torture inside their own country if something like that happened here it would cause an international outcry. in the us we've heard plenty of promises to close guantanamo but it's still there it's still operating maybe there is still torture going on there secret cia prisons has anyone been brought to account and they're pointing out to our problems well thank you we're aware of that making this the ground for passing anti-abortion laws it's something absurd and we have a no way provoked such action. and we're going was pretty well president putin's comments came in during his first major news conference since returning to the kremlin and that you course the highlights of that q. and a session that's coming up next hour here nati. in spain
on thursday thousands attended a mock funeral march for the country's finances after a series of mass protests failed to stop a new batch of cuts what's been labeled the budget of hunger and misery include some thirty nine billion euros worth of extra austerity investment advisor patrick young says madrid's burden is a result of years of government mistakes the truth is there is no money to pay all of these nurses and doctors there is no money for this loutish government infrastructure it has to be privatized sold off there have to be savage cuts because truly spain has spent the last decade living on the never never it was built on the back of a huge property bubble the bubble was unsustainable nobody managed to manage that and unfortunately while we can obviously say it's a tragedy for the poor independent health care professionals there's just no way to manage to find the money to aid them in modern spain here is a government that has effectively and an overall majority they can do absolutely
anything they want and they seem to be absolutely determined to do more or less nothing and it's really a tragedy because they're not helping the spanish economy under not helping the people either but i look at the week seche world events continues after the break. tucked in between the russian mainland japan and the suckling island is the island of minute on named after french seafarer who discovered it it is described as the pride of the sakhalin region we'll take a look at what's in store for us here. until two thousand and four the island was part of the borders own and was completely restricted to visit is now the speak to us place is open to tourists unique plants and animals are its top attraction.
really has been exploring the deaths on the world seas for several decades but it's here at more your own island where he has finally found what he'd been looking for . me the most the water here is very clear the visibility is very good and the underwater world here is extremely rich i've been to many diving locations across the planet including the island of bali but mine are on top of my list while some go to the cycling region to enjoy the sights others convert the islands nature's riches into a healthy dollar it is home to the biggest seafood processing factory in russia the tonight shock hundreds of thousands of tons of fish get caught in the nets too late to produce delicious salamon caviar almost a necessary attribute of anything in russia the owner of the enterprise says a good fishing season can bring in more than a hundred million dollars net profit. and to a large extent this is old to do what succulent offers environmentally they do not
operates in only and natural habitat and mild climate unique natural sights and delicious seafood succulent can offer a diverse holiday for those who are not afraid to travel ten thousand kilometers from europe the question is whether this distant land would ever be able to become a major tourist destination. you're watching artie's that weekly news review it will be a nervous new year for governments around the world as wiki leaks promises to publish more than a million secret files over the next twelve months releasing information it claims will affect every single country in the world well the pledge came from the whistle blowing web site's founder julian assange with over the christmas address to
supporters who had gathered outside the ecuadorian embassy in london this speech six months since a salvage went in to seek political asylum and avoid extradition he's been there ever since and single arrest if he steps outside well kristinn hrafnsson from wiki leaks insists sanjay's predicament won't stop the site from its drive for truth and transparency. well we know about the ongoing. investigation and the secret grand jury in alessandro in virginia there is. an ongoing attempt to find an angle to bring charges against julian and possibly all those working for we believe as a very serious matter of course very shameful for the obama administration not to stop that for the man who was right even taken four years ago to increase transparency and what we have seen is totally the opposite witch hunt against
whistleblowers. that has no first place in history it will continue to work as we have done despite the difficult situation that you has been in in the ecuadorian embassy now for six months but probably it was their house arrest that hasn't stopped us we have continued to work. the economic blockade has not stopped us either even though we are getting into a dire situation financially but that's a battle that we have decided to turn into an all out war and until we have a victory there as well in the new year. now while some retarded limpy choose a coaching career others take a very different path this three time champion admits having a very saucy second job in las vegas line up more on line. bus world watch out the date of the armageddon has apparently only been delayed so r.t. dot com details of how and when the world could turn to dust.
russia's foreign minister says western states are losing control over the syrian rebels and would not be prepared to intervene in the country's civil conflict so well of rob also said that during private talks with western officials he got the impression that the u.s. and its allies were quietly crain from russia and china to carry on blocking intervention at the u.n. both countries have repeatedly vetoed such resolutions on syria. exclusively to the foreign minister describe the international community's failure to condemn a rebel forces as wiring. groups of their position which are several issues which are not united on this single comment they also resort to unacceptable
methods absolutely contrary to international humanitarian law. they can cause the just. the staging terrorist attacks and it is very disheartening that our western call digs in the security council started to refuse. condemning terrorist attacks in syria saying that yes there isn't as bad but you must take concrete cound the overall context of what is going on in syria and why people resort to terrorist attacks it's absolutely unacceptable and this logic we will might leave us if we follow this logic might lead us to a very dangerous situation not only in the middle east but in other parts of the world. and the west would start would begin to. qualify terrorist as. bad terrorist and acceptable terrorists.
now thousands of protesters held a series of rallies in bahrain this week demanding a transitional government and the removal of the prime minister who's been running the country for about forty years some demonstrations turned violent as police fired tear gas and arrested activists one of them for posting on twitter about the protests but his tweets describe the security forces directing spraying protesters faces but was accused of giving out false information the gulf monarchy has repeatedly been criticised by human rights groups for its crackdown on the opposition movement which is seen eighty people killed during almost two years of unrest but scientists call in corral says that unlike other arab uprisings western governments are not particularly interested in what bahrain authorities are getting up to. trying to crack down on the opposition. or national community we
have left the protests but at the same time they are. being just as they are generally three quarters of the population are opposed to them and the relation is no longer. the population wants. to abdicate to leave the country they want to see their child two hundred thirty years. why is science in the united states when the violations of human rights are so gross i just mean and generally quiet it is completely partisan and of course you and everyone else no matter the reason. the fearfully based in bahrain. still uncertain whether bahrain's arab spring style uprising will spill into a full scale revolution that's happened in other nations with this support to western states and the first wave of unrest began in tunisia two years ago if you
could have seen how far it would spread and what results it would bring really good reports from the cradle of the arab spring on those left behind. it began here in tunisia two years ago when a poverty stricken french vendor set himself on fire in an act of desperation some saying he was a hero others say he was a drunkard with a history of psychological problems whatever more hala was this is real motivation was his act of self-immolation sort of a string of events which became known as the arab spring decades old regimes were toppled what came to replace them is hardly what most of the people in these countries had in mind when they were doing the revolutions they wanted freedom of speech and free elections bred on their tables and jobs what they got seems to be a very different result situation is for strike comparison to. comparison to the years before. the revolution personally i don't feel
safe. when we see. all the violence of the police. or of this. if one policy. by some nationalist people. there are less freedoms right now when it comes to and there were freedoms there are attacks on individual freedoms every day i received so many messages from girls saying but they were. straight even by police men. who didn't tolerate their or their way off but there are saying this used to be a common pattern in the countries that i shared the so-called arab spring just two years ago hopes of transition from authoritarian regimes to new democratic forms of government seem to have halted rising islamism economies in shambles and increasing
discontent the pattern is the same in tunisia and egypt where people are pouring out on the streets again with a renewed. i think a lot of people did vote for the muslim brotherhood in egypt because they wanted economic changes not just getting rid of mubarak and having morsi and morsi no he's obviously you know very different political figure to mubarak in terms of his ideology has carried on much the same policies in terms of economic policy in libya the uprising took a bloody turn moammar gadhafi who ruled the country for over forty years was deposed and killed in two thousand and eleven and he merely being a government has been struggling to control parts of the country going as far as besieging the entire town of bani walid for allegedly providing shelter to diehard khadafi supporters the are using heavy machinery to demolish the demolished houses second be using now. again it's just a feeling people children and now i'm dead got really sick reaming we would not
humanity of the wanted to please help us save our family. i got this time to make libya now the quirk of a place where no one can stop them and they have unlimited money and we've been in the western leaders were quick to praise changes across the middle east they said it was the beginning of a new democratic era for the region but the model of democracy they may have had in mind doesn't seem to be the right fit i think it has to be a different type of a democratic system. the democracy that the u.s. would like to impose upon egypt tunisia and morocco and the other countries throughout the region and even libya where what was waged last year to topple the gadhafi government is not suitable to the people inside of that region in tunisia in an r.t. . well in
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